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|Jason Russell House in Menotomy|
Our cousin (2C9R) Jason Russell’s house, a major
Revolutionary shrine in Menotomy (called Arlington, since 1867).
It’s still the headquarters of the Arlington Historical
Society, and it’s full of memorabilia of the
West Cambridge branch of our Russell family.
Some accounts, including this sign erected around 1930 by the Massachusetts Bay Colony Tercentenary Commission, credit Benjamin Russell’s immigrant mother, our 10GGM Martha, with the construction of the Jason Russell House. Current scholarship favors another story. But whoever built the house, it was clearly a seat of the prominent Russell clan and of our family in Menotomy. And it was indeed there that Jason and a dozen other patriots were butchered by the retreating Redcoats.
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